Icing Wind Tunnel

Refurbished in 2014, the Icing Wind Tunnel can simulate super-cooled droplets icing environment and study the influence of ice on airframes or aero propulsion system. The test section is 2.0 m long with 400mm (height) × 400 mm (width) in cross section. Its maximum wind speed is 100 m/s (224 mph) and the lowest airflow temperature is -25°C. The size of water droplets varies from 10 to 100 μm. The liquid water content can be adjusted from 0.05 ~ 10 g/m3.

Currently, Dr. Hu and his research group are studying the icing of aircraft wings, as part of a $360,000 grant from the Nation Science Foundation. The Icing Wind Tunnel is located in the Wind Simulation and Testing (WiST) Laboratory in 1380 Howe Hall.


Positions Available

Three Ph.D. positions, Engineering Mechanics program in mechanics and materials, Anson Marston Distinguished Professor Valery Levitas group

Three positions available to perform work on federally funded projects on modeling stress-induced phase transformations, plasticity, and their interactions at nano-, micro-, and macroscales. For more information and how to apply, click here.

Aerospace Engineering Hours

  • Office, 1200 Howe: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Spring Break office hours, March 18-22: 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Howe Hall: Monday-Saturday, 6 a.m.-10:30 p.m.; Sunday, 7 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
  • Emergency contact: Building supervisor Jim Benson, 515-294-4946